Thursday, September 04, 2008


This evening the phone rang and the caller ID read "Unknown Caller/Unknown Number". The caller said he was calling on behalf of Comcast, that my bill was past due, and I was scheduled for service interruption. I told him that I would call back and pay my bill. He said that I had until the 8th to pay it. I went online and confirmed that my bill had been already been paid electronically. I will call Comcast in the morning to confirm that there has not been a mistake made on their part and to tell them to alert other Comcast customers.

BBQ Sauce rant

I like spicy food. I like sweet stuff as well. But the two do not belong together. It would be like if Eminem appeared on Sesame Street. (“Ok kids, what does “F” stand for?”)

I don’t buy barbecue sauce much any more for that reason. I just bought a bottle of Hot and Spicy KC Masterpiece. The letters outlined in red led me to believe that this would be exceptionally spicy. But it actually tasted more sweet than anything else. After checking the label (which I should have done in the first place), I found that a 35 gram serving contains 9 grams of sugar. More than a forth of the bottle’s contents is sugar! I might as well put Tabasco sauce on some Frosted Flakes for the same flavor.